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3D Printers are actually a lot different than we imagined they would be.  We thought they would be extremely time consuming to use, but if you are creating simple objects, they can print fairly quickly.
There certainly are a lot of COOL items out there to print, however we have discovered after using our printer for a few weeks that it has taught us a lot of problem solving skills more than anything else.  There is a lot of math involved, some collaboration, and imagination as well.  To us, 3D printing is like the Renaissance Man- it has many different talents that we are waiting to uncover.

3D Printing Professional Development - October 2016

3D Printing in the Classroom (pdf - 253KB)

 

Lesson Ideas

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything 3D Printers

Thingiversity- Educators who share items for your classroom use- http://www.thingiverse.com/thingiversity

 

Pre Made 3D Printing Objects to Download and Print

Thingiverse- https://www.thingiverse.com/

 

Some Items you May Want in your Classroom

3D Printed Clock for Kids- https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1261900

Frog Dissection Kit- http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:258112

Go Go Airbot- http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:906745

 

Creating your own 3D Printable Objects

Tinkercad- https://www.tinkercad.com/

Tinkercad Tutorial- http://spolearninglab.com/curriculum/software/3d_modeling/tinkercad_intro.html

 


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